Kathy Lang (Kathryn Newton) and Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) in Ant-Man and the Wasp in Quantumania.
After the fourth Thor movie and the third independent Ant-Man movie, disney CEO Bob Iger wants Marvel to do something new.
Speaking at Morgan Stanley’s Technology, Media and Telecom Conference on Thursday, Iger said: “For example, do you want a third and her fourth character? Or is it time to switch to something else?”
His comments follow the disappointing box office performance of ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp in Quantomania’. As of Sunday, the film, which has been in theaters for three weeks, has earned just his $420 million worldwide.
Domestically, the film premiered with $104 million before dropping to $187 million in gross ticket sales. opening weekendThat’s more than the first Ant-Man’s domestic box office total in 2015, but a sharp drop from its pre-pandemic average. Considering that it features Kang.
“There is nothing inherently wrong with the Marvel brand,” Iger said. When you look at it, you see a lot of new things. We’re going to go back to the Avengers franchise, but the Avengers set is completely different.”
Eiger’s statement extensive restructuring We are targeting $5.5 billion in cost savings, of which $3 billion will come from content.
Disney has been releasing new content from the MCU at a somewhat frenetic pace over the past few years. Using its streaming service Disney+ as a medium, the company not only introduces new characters like Moon Knight, Miz He Marvel, and She-Hulk, but also deepens legacy characters (Loki, Falcon, Winter Soldier) between theatrical releases. I use it as a means of exploration.
As the MCU grows, some will gather behind the franchise to get excited about the newcomers and content. Others have found the required viewing of the additional series difficult and wondered if Disney should slow down their releases.
The company’s blistering pace of content delivery also a lot of pressure About the visual effects group that turns green screen action sequences into eye candy. The increased output from studios exacerbated the production problems faced by these third parties in the wake of pandemic shutdowns. There have been some criticisms of the background.
Marvel began spreading its release. After February’s Quantumania, the studio released Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. .
Additionally, the Disney+ Marvel series has been spaced longer. No new Marvel series has debuted since the final episode of “She-Hulk,” which launched in early October. It doesn’t even provide a release date.
“There are so many more stories to tell,” Iger said Thursday.
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